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First big drug busts of 2020 nab nearly one metric ton of cocaine off Costa Rican shores
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First big drug busts of 2020 nab nearly one metric ton of cocaine off Costa Rican shores

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 5, 2020

Costa Rica's first big drug busts of the new year nabbed a pair of marine vessels off the country's shores. On Jan. 2, a coordinated effort between…

Costa Rican authorities seize 954 kilos of cocaine from Europe-bound ship
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican authorities seize 954 kilos of cocaine from Europe-bound ship

AFP and The Tico Times - October 29, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized a shipment of 954 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container destined for Belgium, the government said Monday. The drugs had been concealed…

Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine
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Colombia
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Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine

AFP and The Tico Times - October 22, 2019

Costa Rican authorities intercepted a boat with 1,410 kilos of cocaine on Monday and arrested three Colombians who were on board, the government of the Central American…

Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations

AFP and The Tico Times - September 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations carried out on the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, the government said Friday. In one of…

Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine
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Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities confirmed Tuesday that they had seized nearly a metric ton of marijuana and arrested a foreigner near Playa Llorona, located on the Osa Peninsula.…

Costa Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels
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Costa Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels

AFP and The Tico Times - August 14, 2019

Costa Rican police on Tuesday arrested an alleged drug dealer linked to Mexican cartels who had been wanted by United States authorities. José Efraín López Mendoza, alias…

Costa Rica seizes 771 kilos of cocaine in two police operations
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes 771 kilos of cocaine in two police operations

AFP and The Tico Times - August 5, 2019

Costa Rican authorities seized 771 kilos of cocaine in two operations carried out on Sunday along the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, the government said Monday. The first…

Park rangers arrested in drug bust
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Park rangers arrested in drug bust

The Tico Times - August 22, 2016

A pair of park rangers from Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) were among those arrested Monday morning in a raid on a drug trafficking organization that officials say…